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Haven't had a good, solid soccer post in a while....
Today's result -- Leicester 2, Chelsea 1 -- pretty much creates two of the most amazing one-season turn-arounds in major sports history, and in the same league at the same time, encapsulated in one game.
Mighty Chelsea: Won the BPL last year in a run-away, 12 points clear or something, wrapped up the title 4 games before end of the year. Brought back basically ALL the same players and coach. And... now they SUCK. Particularly their defense (defence) is dreadful. Are only 1 point above relegation. Their next game, with Sunderland, is oddly an early battle not to be in the relegation zone. This is a team owned by a multibillionaire, they buy expensive players like fish breathe water...and they have gone from the best to almost worst, inexplicably.
And little Leicester: Two years ago you'd never heard of them, they were in the lower divisions. They got promoted last year and did ok for themselves. But this year, they are LEADING the league -- "top of the table" -- and have beaten several of the heavyweights. Their best player, Vardy, has set a record scoring (goals or assist) in 14 straight BPL games, he scored goals in 11 straight, he is absolutely going to get a huuuuge $$$ contract offer from Barca or Real or Man U this summer. They score 2, 3, 4 goals a game... their defense (defence) is pretty shaky, but when you score as much as they do, who needs it. So they have gone from nobodies to leading the league. Everyone keeps waiting for the wheels to fall off, and maybe they will; but today's result shows, they are still the quality of the league.
(Then there's the Gunners' fans, FINALLY you have a team capable of winning... and now you're chasing Leicester. Somehow, it's always about Arsenal's frustrations, isn't it?)
14 carries for 75 yards (long = 31 yards), 1 TD. One 12 yard catch. Jax up big over the Colts.
One of the better cards I've seen in awhile. I'm a pretty big fight fan and like to put a little money on them. I know there are some other gamblers out there (Degenerates Thursday), but I'm not sure about mma fans so I figured I'd test the waters. Can't wait for McGregor Vs. Aldo. I'll spare you my fight breakdown where I pretend I know way more about it than I probably actually do and just tell you who I think will win...
Have to take Mcgregor. Though it's hard to bet against either
I like Weidman to win. Only because I've been betting against him for 4 years and losing- I give up
I've got Romero over Souza- Nelson over Maia- and finally I'll have to take Holloway over Stephens.
I also like Mendes over Edgar tonight...
So... any fight fans out there want to make any predictions? If not, neg me and tell what you're drinking. We can turn this in to a drinking thread. I'm sipping a Dale's pale ale at the moment
I'm not usually the 'Friday Pos-bang' guy, but last night ended a 4 month siege of work and other activities that have been some of the most difficult months I can ever remember. Not to mention we could all use some good news about various topics, including 'crootin' and basketball.
So without further fan fare, it is Friday, Christmas is exactly 2 weeks away, Michigan's bowl game is exactly 3 weeks away, and you all are directed to pos-bang like bandits!
Michigan currently up 2 sets to none. Won the first 25-23 and the second 26-24.
MSU is currently tied 1-1 with Washington. If both win The Big Ten will have 8 teams in the sweet 16!
Pretty underwhelmed to be honest. I was hoping for Fister.